Skip to comments.Barack Obama: world leaders 'see me as a conservative [Kenya?]
Posted on 09/20/2009 7:18:41 PM PDT by mathprof
President Barack Obama may be regarded as a Communist trying to nationalise health care by his fiercest detractors at home, but other world leaders see him as a conservative, he declared on Sunday.
Asked about the antipathy aroused by his stimulus bill, health reform plans, and takeover of ailing banks, the president revealed that the stinging domestic criticism has bemused other politicians whose politics are ostensibly to the Right of his.
"I can't tell you how many foreign leaders, who are heads of centre-right governments, say to me 'I don't understand why people would call you socialist, in my country you would be considered a conservative'," Mr Obama told CNN.
He refrained from naming names, but his leading centre-Right allies are Stephen Harper, the Canadian prime minister, who visited Washington last week, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor.
Mr Obama acknowledged that "yelling at politicians is as American as apple pie", but appealed for greater civility in the nation's political discourse. "It's important to remind ourselves we are all Americans who love this country," he said.
In angry scenes at town hall meetings and street protests, Mr Obama has been vilified as a communist, socialist or even a Nazi and a sinister supporter of euthanasia.
Jimmy Carter, the former president, and black Congressmen have said that racism has fuelled the hostility towards the first African American president.
But Mr Obama said the objections were rooted in opposition to "big government", not the colour of his skin, although he was sure that some people "don't like me because of race".
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Proof positive. This man is delusional.
Of course he did, because just like most of the verbal diarrhea he spews all over us, these alleged "world leaders" are entirely fictional.
I wouldn’t disagree that a lot of other countries are leftier than the USA. So? Bummer didn’t get elected “president of the world.”
H’es more than delusional, he’s Daft!
No, he is talking about Fidel, Hugo, Mugabe, Putin and the like.
Don’t like him because of race? The fool is half White!
Hey Obama, Hugo is not center right you idiot.
I think when he was smoking pot and snorting coke he also dropped acid.
I believe statements like this prove he is still having residual effects from his drug use.
I’ll name names: Kim Jung Il, Osama bin Laden, Ayatollah Khamani, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.
Sorry, but the reportage from abroad is painting you more and more as a naive clown who is in over his head.
Everything with these people is PR, fooling most of the people most of the time, moreover, telling outrageous lies to infidels is sanctioned in mohammedanism, the taquiya.
If he believes half of what he says he’s crazier than a rat in a coffee can.
AND we should all worship him.
I'm sure his 0bama Fedayeen already KNOW this about him.
Hey, Obama has just nationalized nothing more and nothing less than General Motors. Comrade Obama! Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right.
- Hugo Chavez, June 2, 2009
“Let’s just make s**t up and SAY it”, thinks America’s President, “Hell, some of the rubes might believe me!”
Big deal. Lenin thought Stalin was a conservative.
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